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Determinants of business success: an examination of Asian-owned businesses in the USA


  • Alicia Robb
  • Robert Fairlie



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  • Alicia Robb & Robert Fairlie, 2009. "Determinants of business success: an examination of Asian-owned businesses in the USA," Journal of Population Economics, Springer;European Society for Population Economics, vol. 22(4), pages 827-858, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:jopoec:v:22:y:2009:i:4:p:827-858
    DOI: 10.1007/s00148-008-0193-8

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    4. Fardous Alom & Moha Asri Abdullah & Abdul Rashid Moten & S. M. Ferdous Azam, 2016. "Success factors of overall improvement of microenterprises in Malaysia: an empirical study," Journal of Global Entrepreneurship Research, Springer;UNESCO Chair in Entrepreneurship, vol. 6(1), pages 1-13, December.
    5. Fairlie, Robert W. & Lofstrom, Magnus, 2013. "Immigration and Entrepreneurship," IZA Discussion Papers 7669, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
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    Asian; Entrepreneurship; Business outcomes; J15; L26;

    JEL classification:

    • J15 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Minorities, Races, Indigenous Peoples, and Immigrants; Non-labor Discrimination
    • L26 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Entrepreneurship


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